Schlumberger CEO: service firms will not continue reduced fees

Schlumberger CEO Paal Kibsgaard does not want the exploration and production community to underestimate the role of the service provider in the impending oil market recovery. Kibsgaard said service firms will not continue to offer reduced fees.
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Canadian railways to phase out DOT-111 tank cars by November

Transport Canada's Minister of Transportation has announced that DOT-111 tank cars used to transport flammable liquids will be phased out ahead of schedule.
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NDIC updates facility berm requirements in Bakken

A new requirement adopted by the North Dakota Industrial Commission for berms around oil and gas facilities is expected to go into effect Oct. 1 this year. The goal is to prevent spills from leaving well pad sites.
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A Williston Basin Petroleum Conference Unlike Any Other

The 2016 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference was unlike anything the Bakken's vast group of companies and participants have ever experienced. Here is a breakdown of the event and takeaways.
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Finding and Fixing Fugitive Bakken Gas Emissions

Even as North Dakota’s oil and gas industry gets up to speed on using thermal imaging cameras to spot and repair gas leaks, researchers are working on the next generation of technology that’s expected to be less expensive and more efficient.
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Summer Bakken DUC Possibilities

Operators in the Bakken are mixed on their commitment to focusing and investing into drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs). With summer weather and a slow-to-stable oil price in their favor, many have talked about their plans.
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Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)

August 1-3, 2016
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

2016 OKC Oilfield Expo

August 17-18, 2016
Cox Convention Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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